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First Broadcast in May, 1956, The Open Mind is still produced weekly by Richard D. Heffner, host, historian, and University Professor of Communications and Public Policy at Rutgers University. These dialogues with some of the most creative thinkers of the last half-century are a primary resource available to students, teachers, researchers, archivists, librarians, historians, journalists and all who are interested in history, biography, media, communications, news, and public affairs.

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Guest: Roosevelt, James; Farley, James A.; Wallace,Henry A.; Corcoran, Thomas G. (The Cork);Lindley, Ernest Theme: Current Events
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Guest: Sacks, Oliver (Neurology) Theme: Books Date: 1987-02-07
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Theme: biography Guest: Fred Allen & Steve Allen
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Guests: Burns, James MacGregor with Valenti, Jack Theme: Public Affairs
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Open Mind episode 1375: You Just Don't Understand with Educator, Author Deborah Tannen, specialist in Linguistics
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Open Mind episode 1500: Good Sex with Dr. Ruth with Therapist Ruth Westheimer, specialist in Sex Education
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Open Mind episode 1000: "A Beautiful Mind" by Sylvia Nasar with Journalist Sylvia Nasar Betamax tape: available
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Guest: Mailer, Norman Theme: Books
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Open Mind episode 483: The Sex Lives of Your Kids with Novelist, Journalist Lucinda Franks Transcript available as: memory stick, online document, or paper document
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Guest: Schmertz, Herbert Theme: Television
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Guest: Clark, Kenneth B. Theme: Civil Rights
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Guest: Peter Gay Theme: Psychiatry Date: April 3, 1988
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Guest: Gardner, Howard
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Open Mind episode 1594: Youth, Pornography, and the Internet with Scientist Herbert Ph.D. Lin Transcript available as: memory stick, online document, or paper document
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Guest: Varmus, Dr. Harold
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Guest: Helen Gurley Brown Theme: Biography Date: September 15, 1998
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Guest: Skinner, B.F.with Frankel, Charles and Kennedy, Eugene Theme: Psychology Date: 1974-07-14
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